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Edison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 490 students

 

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Posted today

I have had problems at other schools with getting help with my son. And this was the only school that I received help for him. I was nervous to put him here because of the rough area. But the teachers and staff are very caring of their students. They always have a way to keep the kids motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I worked at this school for one year. This school is in a rough neighborhood and serves students who come from lower-income families. The school does its best to provide a warm, caring environment for its students - however, it falls short when properly serving the students' academic needs. Due to poor school ratings, the school stays open for an extra hour each day beyond normal school hours. However, this is a detriment, not a benefit, as parents from other neighborhoods seemed to start sending their kids to Edison simply because they wanted the additional hour of day-care. These students need a lot of extra attention, care, and support, and this needs to be achieved by smaller class sizes, not longer days. In addition, extra guidance and counseling services are needed at this school to provide support for the many challenges that these students face at home. Overall, the school has great intentions but poor application of educational methods. Some teachers are very caring and supportive, and others are just overwhelmed by the challenges at this school and frustrated by the limited support system offered by Hillsborough County for struggling schools like this.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 11, 2005

Edison was one of the three 'F' elementary schools in Hillsborough County for the 04/05 year.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
16%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
10%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 75%
Hispanic 17%
White 5%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%67%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. BEVERLY SMITH
Fax number
  • (813) 276-5582

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